Showing posts with label Time Out Challenge. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Time Out Challenge. Show all posts

Monday, March 4, 2019

March CAS Stencil Challenge - Ghosting Technique

I'm excited to be the host of the CAS Stencil Card Challenge this month!    And my challenge for everyone is to do Ghost Stenciling!
Ghosting is a fun technique where you lay down water soluble crayons, inks or paints on watercolor paper - lay your stencil over the colored panel and rub over it with a baby wipe to remove the color - leaving a 'ghost' of the stencil image!  We hope you'll try it out this month!

You will find links to technique videos over at the challenge blog
I actually made 3 similar cards because I had such fun with the technique - I made 3 similar panels!  
Here are my cards as well as some photos of how I used the Ghosting Technique!
First I colored a watercolor panel using Weathered Wood, Shabby Shutters and Wild Honey Ranger Distress Crayons.
Next, with just a bit of water on my finger, I rubbed over one color at a time to blend the crayon.
I layered my stencil, Evolution from ARTplorations, over my panel, taping around the outside edges to hold it all flat over the panel.
I took a slightly wet baby wipe (if your wipe is dripping wet, squeeze it out a bit!) and rubbed over the stencil to remove some of the crayon color .
And here is the Ghost image of the stencil!
As I said above, I was so excited with my results, I ended up making 3 panels.  Every time you do this you will probably get a slightly different result, depending on your coloring, the blending and how much you remove through the stencil (as well as the positioning of the stencil).
I thought the Evolution stencil looked rather like fossils (especially in the colors I used) and that the Sizzix Prehistoric Thinlit dies would look perfect layered over the stenciling!  
I cut them out of Kraft core Core-dinations paper and sanded over it a bit to reveal the kraft.

Here's a Stegosaurus - the frame die is Mix and Mat Confetti Die from PTI.
Here is a  Brachiosaurus. Layering him on a smaller panel emphasizes his BIGNESS!
And a Tyrannosaurus.
I will use these for masculine (kids or men) cards - either birthday or maybe get well - I'll choose the sentiments for the appropriate occasions!

We can't wait to see your CAS card creations using the Ghosting Stencil technique!  You'll find lots of beautiful inspiration from the Design Team as well as the technique videos over at CAS Stencil!

We are also very exited to welcome our very first CAS Stencil Guest Designer this month
Ishani (Quillish)!

 You have until 3/24 to link up your cards!

I'm also linking my card to:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge -  Anything Goes


Happy Little Stampers

Time Out Challenges

Inspired By



Paper:  watercolor - Canson, white and kraft - PTI, Kraft Core Coredinations.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Gathered Twigs
Accessories:  Ranger Distress Crayons Shabby Shutters, Wild Honey, Weathered Wood, Evolution Stencil - ARTplorations, Prehistoric Thinlit Dies - Tim Holtz/Sizzix, Mix and Mat Confetti Die - PTI, water.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

A Love Pillow

Today I'm joining in with the Card Concept Challenge - they have the perfect image for Valentine inspiration!
I'd say my card design is Clean Layered.
I was inspired by the red love pillow, the stripes in the tan pillow and texture  in the sofa.
I used a red rubber stamp (unknown) for the LOVE, embossing it in white on a red panel.  I added a white die cut heart to the center of the O (in my bits bin left over from a die cut).
I die cut a square out of Soft Stone striped paper and layered it over the red panel with lots of foam dots.  
I embossed a piece of Rustic Cream cardstock with a chevron embossing folder, die cut it with a Wonky Rectangle Nestability (sort of like the pillow shape,  and texture on the sofa), trimmed the outside edges  to fit over my card and layered it on with more foam dots.
This could be a Valentine or an Anniversary card depending on what I stamp inside!

I'm also linking my card to:


Stamps:  Love red rubber stamp - unknown
Paper:  White, Pure Poppy, Rustic Cream, DP Bitty Big Softstone - PTI
Ink:  Versamark
Accessories:  Wow Bright White Embossing Powder, heat tool, Stitched Mats Squares die - Lil Inker Designs, Wonkey Rectangles - Nestabilities/Spellbinders, foam dots, Chevron Embossing Folder - Provocraft.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

September Papertrey Ink Blog Hop!

Today I'm playing along with the PapertreyInk Blog Hop.  They have a lovely fall table for our inspiration.
I, of course, used the  Simply Gour-eous stamps and dies and Forest Floor Stamp Set and dies  from last month's release as well as older purchases - Shape Shifter Circle 1 and Give Thanks Stamp Set and dies.
I die cut the Kraft card base and Text Style Argyle Socks DP (retired) using Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die.  I layered the Circle die and most of the die cut images up on foam dots.  
This is sure getting me in the mood for the lovely fall season coming up soon!

I'm off to see how everyone else was inspired by this lovely fall table over at the Papertrey Ink Blog.  You have until midnight to join in!

I'm also linking my card to:
Happy Little Stampers


Stamps:  Simply Gourd-eous, Forest Floor, Give Thanks Stamps - PTI
Paper: Kraft, Pine Feather, DP Text Style Argyle Socks - PTI
Ink:  Ripe Avocado, Olive Twist, Summer Sunrise, Canyon Clay, Cocoa Bean, Honey Nut, Orange Zwst, Bright Buttercup, Classic Kraft, Prairie Grass - PTI
Accessories: Simply Gourd-eous dies, Shape Shifter Circle 1 die, Forest Floor Dies, Noted: Scalloped A2 Vertical Die - PTI, foam dots

Monday, August 3, 2015

Celebrate - with Donuts!

Today I have a card to share using a fun new set from Waltzingmouse called Dinky Donuts (yum, right!? who doesn't love donuts?!) There are 3 stamps for each size donut - the donut base, the frosting and sprinkles (hearts, jimmies, or flowers.)   I punched the centers out with a 1/4" hole punch and a 1/2" circle punch.
The bold sentiment is from WMS Say It Loud.
Two of the donuts are up on foam dots over the patterned paper and added some white sequins from WMS Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost.  I tied some Honeydew twine around the panel before layering it to the black panel and then to the card base.
I decided to make this a gift card and used the WMS Gift Card It die to do it.  The die cuts two half circles in just the right place to slip a gift card through and hold it securely!   The Coffee and Cake sentiment is from WMS Coffee Set, the Happy Birthday is from WMS Free Spirit Sentiments.
My design was inspired by the Time Out Challenge: to case Alice's card below
I'm also linking this to the Seize the Birthday challenge:

Stamps:  Dinky Donuts, Say It Loud, Coffee Set and Free Spirit Sentiments - Waltzingmouse
Paper:  Kraft, True Black, Text Style Turning a New Leaf - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Dark Chocolate, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse - PTI
Accessories:  1/4" hole punch - Fiskars, 1/2" circle punch - McGill,   Gift Card It Die - Waltzingmouse, Shaker Mix Vanilla Frost - Waltzingmouse, Honeydew Twine - The Twinery,  foam dots.


Saturday, July 18, 2015

Adventure Awaits You

I am in TOTAL love with my Sizzix Frame/Mailable die! It transforms a simple card into a work of art you can put on display!  This is the third project I've created using it. (see the others here and here).   For this project, I embossed the front using Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch Ink and Wendy Vecchi Fern Green Embossing Powder.  
I adhered a piece of Paper Stash Wild Flower Vellum paper to a panel of Rustic Cream Cardstock and layered it behind the cut out frame area.  I added corners and framing using Idea-ology Industrious Stickers.   I added an Idea-ology  Remnant Rubs bird from Botanicals and Small Talk and Chit Chat Stickers inside the frame as well as some green and purple dew drops.
 I layered two die cut Tiny Tattered Flowers and leaves over a branch cut using a die from Holiday Greens.  The fox is a stamp and die from Papertrey Ink - Love You to Pieces: Fox and is popped up in the corner with foam dots.  I used a Sakura Glaze pen for the foxes' nose.  The sentiment is another Remnant Rub/Special Delivery.
and it all stands up so nicely with the die cut frame design - and then folds up to fit into a regular A2 envelope!  Love it!
I'm linking my sweet foxy inspirational frame/card to the following challenges:
City Crafter Challenge - Woodland Animals
Time Out Challenges - Nature with Optional twist of Animals
Scrappy Land Challenges - Vintage/Steampunk - plus use dies Scrappy Land sells  (I used 3 Sizzix dies)
Frilly N Funkie - Raise It Up/Shabby Chic or Vintage
Becca's Birthday Link-up - Mood Board (inspired by Typography and Distressed Vintage)
Stamps:  Love You to Pieces/Fox - Papertrey Ink.
Paper:  Little Sizzles Matboard - Sizzix; Coredinations green and purple; Rustic Cream - PTI, Paperstash Wild Flower Vellum/Tim Holtz.
Ink:  Wendy Vecchi Orange Blossom and Tree Branch, Ranger Distress Tea Dye.
Accessories:  Idea-ology - Industrious Stickers Frames and Trims, Remnant Rubs Botanicals and Special Delivery, Small Talk Stickers, Chit Chat Stickers,  Dies:  Frame/Mailable - Sizzix Eileen Hull, Tiny Tattered Florals - Sizzix Tim Holtz, Holiday Greens Dies - Alterations/Sizzix, Love You to Pieces: Fox Die - PTI, dew drops, Foam Dots, Black Glaze Pen - Sakura.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

A Flower for Mother

Happy Saturday everyone!  I'm so glad not to be having to go to work today OR tomorrow!!  And tonight Kent and I are going over to Anne (and Jay) Harmon's house (a fellow stamper - jdmommy on SCS) for dinner.  I made today's card for two challenges and I made it for Mother's Day as a friend asked me to make one for her to send to her daughter-in-law.  She has 5 sons and is so happy to have a girl in the family now! (and she's given her a granddaughter as well!)
I stamped the panel with the Pin Stripe Backgrounder Stamp from Waltzingmouse using Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass and then I cut it with my ever present Stitched Mat Rectangle die from Lil' Inkers Design.  I added a piece of cloth tape, wrapping it around the ends of the panel.  I looped some twine in loose circles then taped part of it to the panel and added the Pretty Prima Flower over the taped area.  The sentiment is from a retired PTI set (you can order it from the Vault for $48!) Women of Life that I stamped on a Die namics Sentiment Strip from MFT.  I added some Lemonade Blend sequins from Avery Elle and home made enamel dots that I made by melting Perler Beads (see instructions here).  I love the fanciful look the looped twine gives the card!

And here are the two challenges that inspired my design:
Time Out Challenges (to Case this card by Virginia Lu) I used different colors, a different flower and background.

Stamps:  Women of Life - PTI,  Pinstripe Backgrounder - Waltzingmouse.
Paper:  White - PTI
Ink:  Ranger Distress Tumbled Glass, Archival Jet Black
Accessories:  cloth tape, - e2Daily, enamel dots made from Perler Beads, lemonade blend Sequins - Avery Elle, Stitched  Mat Rectangle die - Lil' Inker Designs, Prima Flower - eclectic Paperie, Glue N Seal - Ranger, button twine - Waltzingmouse, sentiment strip die - MFT.